Archive for October 21st, 2013

When You Live On The 18th Floor …

Monday, October 21st, 2013
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… you pay attention when fire engines pull up to your building with sirens screaming. In fact the sounds are intensified by the concrete “canyon.”  There’s really no reason to become alarmed however – those ladders only go as high as the 6th floor and the elevators are automatically turned off.

Cut It Out!

Monday, October 21st, 2013

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As a kid, I used to love looking at cutaway illustrations in magazines. They let me explore miniature hidden worlds and places I could never go. They also showed futuristic structures and locations to which no one would ever go. Cutaways were among the most exciting graphics in the 20th century. Today computer animation and 3-D graphics have eliminated a need for them but I still think they’re neat.

Messy Nessy Chic is a wonderful website of unusual things – you should check it out.

Trying To Impress Marilyn Monroe

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Marilyn Monroe was far more intelligent than the bimbo blond she often portrayed – and much more beautiful in person.

Men would continually try to impress her by name dropping.  If a guy said, “I know Frank Sinatra,” Marilyn would say, “Oh, I’m sure you know Frank.  The question is –  does Frank know you?”